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Pearlin Jean

Location: Allanton - Allanbank Hall (no longer standing)
Type: Haunting Manifestation
Date / Time: Unknown
Further Comments: This female spook, named after its lacy dress, is said to have resisted several exorcism attempts while the building stood.


 
 


Romans of Parade

Location: Bonchester Bridge - A6088
Type: Haunting Manifestation
Date / Time: Unknown
Further Comments: A phantom Roman legion is said to march along this road, coming from the direction of Chesters.


 
 


Horse-Like Monster

Location: Cauldshiels Loch - Waters of the loch
Type: Cryptozoology
Date / Time: Late eighteenth / early nineteenth century
Further Comments: Sir Walter Scott wrote that people he had known had encountered a horse-like monster in this loch.


 
 


Dasher

Location: Cessford - Marlfield House
Type: Haunting Manifestation
Date / Time: Unknown
Further Comments: This entity, while invisible, can be felt as it moves quickly along the corridors of the building.


 
 


Brownie

Location: Cranshaws - Cranshaws Tower
Type: Fairy
Date / Time: Unknown
Further Comments: This friendly entity would help keep the building clean and tidy, though it left for good after a servant criticised the quality of its work.


 
 


Merlin's Grave

Location: Drumelzier - Thorn tree in a meadow close to the church
Type: Legend
Date / Time: Unknown
Further Comments: According to one legend, the mighty magician Merlin was killed by shepherds close to this spot, and was promptly buried.


 
 


Merlin's Grave

Location: Drummelzier - Area near the graveyard
Type: Legend
Date / Time: Still present
Further Comments: This is one of the sites that lays claim to be Merlin the wizard's last resting ground.


 
 


Alexander Hay

Location: Duns - Duns Castle
Type: Haunting Manifestation
Date / Time: Unknown
Further Comments: Hays was killed at Waterloo, but returned home regardless. Another soldier, this time a young teenager, loiters around the building that was once his former barracks.


 
 


Edwardian Woman

Location: Duns - Manderston House
Type: Haunting Manifestation
Date / Time: Unknown
Further Comments: This misty figure is believed to be the wife of Sir James Miller.


 
 


Puma

Location: Earlston - General area
Type: ABC
Date / Time: 1983
Further Comments: Several witnesses reported seeing a large golden cat in the area, though it soon vanished without trace.


 
 


Vanishing Piper

Location: Ednam - Nearby mound known as the Piper's Grave (aka Pictís Knowe)
Type: Fairy
Date / Time: Unknown
Further Comments: Believing the fairies within the mound would teach him new tunes, a piper entered to seek enlightenment. He was never seen again.


 
 


Poor Curse

Location: Ettrick - Ettrick Hall (no longer standing, was located top of Ettrick Water)
Type: Curse
Date / Time: 1700 onwards
Further Comments: Legend has it that James Anderson demolished several cottages in order to clear space for the construction of the hall. Left homeless and penniless, the villagers cursed the building, saying that the structure would not stand for long. Indeed, all trace of the hall has long been removed.


 
 


Shellycoat

Location: Ettrick Waters - River
Type: Fairy
Date / Time: Unknown
Further Comments: Shellycoat was the name given to a playful water spirit which dressed in a shell covered jacket. He normally carried out his antics while hiding in the river, trying to lure the gullible forever closer to the cold waters.


 
 


Capybara

Location: Eyemouth - A1, south of town
Type: Cryptozoology
Date / Time: July 2006 and June 2009
Further Comments: This large rodent, not native to the UK, was spotted in 2006, sitting in the middle of the A1. Another creature, or possibly the same one, was spotted three years later at Reston.


 
 


Hounds

Location: Galashiels - Buckholm Tower
Type: Haunting Manifestation
Date / Time: June (reoccurring)
Further Comments: Heard chasing the soul of the evil Laird of Buckholm on the anniversary of his death, these hounds are reported to normally walk the dungeon located within the tower.


 
 


Raining Worms

Location: Galashiels - Galashiels Academy
Type: Other
Date / Time: April 2011
Further Comments: Dozens of worms rained down from a cloudless sky resulting in a class and their teacher running for cover. Around 120 worms were recovered from an artificial football pitch and tennis courts after the incident.


 
 


William of Soulis

Location: Hawick - Hermitage Castle
Type: Haunting Manifestation
Date / Time: Every seven years, last heard 1885 (exact date unknown) (reoccurring)
Further Comments: Murdered by peasants who had grown tired of his wicked ways, William now returns to rendezvous with a wizard deep under the castle ruins. It is said a phantom Mary Queen of Scots haunts the building, though there is no evidence she ever visited. Another entity is also reported here - starved to death in the dungeon, the ghost of Sir Alex Ramsey now walks the castle grounds. Some believe there is hidden treasure under the ruins of the castle, but the Devil watches over it - when people have tried to dig for the hoard in the past, violent storms have driven them away.


 
 


Banished

Location: Hobkirk - Church
Type: Haunting Manifestation
Date / Time: Eighteenth century
Further Comments: This church was haunted by shades unknown, but was exorcised by a local minister.


 
 


Legs

Location: Houndwood - Houndwood House
Type: Haunting Manifestation
Date / Time: Unknown
Further Comments: Only the lower part of this ghost has been seen, striding around the building.


 
 


Reapers

Location: Hownam - Standing stones
Type: Legend
Date / Time: Still present
Further Comments: This stones are said to be people who tried to reap their crops on the Sabbath.


 
 


Lady Louisa Stuart

Location: Innerleithen - Traquair House
Type: Haunting Manifestation
Date / Time: Twentieth century
Further Comments: Buried nearby, Lady Louisa has been observed drifting around the grounds of the building. They say that Bonny Prince Charlie sometimes returns back to the castle.


 
 


Green Lady

Location: Jedburgh - Ferniehirst Castle
Type: Haunting Manifestation
Date / Time: Unknown
Further Comments: This jade coloured figure has been observed in the large house.


 
 


Hooded Gatecrasher

Location: Jedburgh - Jedburgh Castle (original building no longer standing, replaced by Jedburgh Castle Jail))
Type: Unknown Ghost Type
Date / Time: October 1285
Further Comments: While in the middle of his wedding celebrations an unknown hooded figure appeared - as the dozens of guests and entertainers stopped and looked at him, it grew apparent his face was that of a skull. The figure then vanished, leaving many startled people behind. Some people maintain the building is still haunted, though little supports this.


 
 


James II

Location: Kelso - Roxburgh Castle
Type: Haunting Manifestation
Date / Time: Unknown
Further Comments: James II was killed storming the castle, and it is reportedly his ghost on horseback that still charges around the area.


 
 


John Maitland

Location: Lauder - Thirlstane Castle
Type: Haunting Manifestation
Date / Time: Unknown
Further Comments: The ghost of Maitland and those victims he raped and tortured, remain earthbound within this castle.


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